A recent Gartner survey showed that over 50 percent of employees now use personal devices for work to one degree or another. And that by the end of 2014 90 percent of companies will support corporate applications on personal mobile devices. In businesses that allow BYOD today, nearly a third of the mobile devices connecting to the corporate network are employee-owned. Most—66 percent—are laptops, but a full quarter are smartphones and nearly 10 percent are tablets. This suggests that, not only are more people working from their own devices, but they are also accessing their corporate applications and data from mobile devices.
The TetherView Private Cloud removes location dependence for your business applications. Any device capable of running remote access software, with WiFi or voice network connectivity, is ready to serve as a virtual desktop or application. Location independence and device independence coupled with cloud availability and our low, fixed pricing make an unbeatable combination.
While BYOD is increasingly important for employee satisfaction, it poses significant challenges to IT in terms of security risks, productivity loss, support issues and costs.
Implications for Your Company
Mobility raises several challenges that should be addressed up front, ranging from security and support to business productivity and performance.
Security tops the list of concerns that most companies have about BYOD and Mobility. A study by Timico6 found that 72 percent of companies are worried about protecting sensitive data as employees use their own devices for work.
When data resides on a personal device, there is a “tremendous risk due to viruses and theft or loss of that device.” TetherView provides the best in class Cisco Firewall and McAfee MOVE Endpoint Anti-Virus/Malware solution to ensure all of your devices connecting to the Cloud are protected everywhere, everytime.
The TetherView Private Cloud solution ensures that all of your information and applications are supported from our secure servers housed in our Tier 3 Datacenter. Central support, not dependent on any local device or network.
How would you restore business continuity when if employee’s own device breaks down and needs to be repaired or is lost or stolen? Will your company provide these employees with a spare computer while they get their devices fixed or replaced? If so, the TetherView Private Cloud provides the process for provisioning those desktops and devices so employees can get back to productivity as soon as possible. And ensures no or minimal time, and data, loss.
Locating your server and virtual desktops with TetherView ensures optimal performance, minimal latency and fast processing in a controlled and safe environment.
The TetherView Private Cloud becomes an isolated application on the employee’s personal device. This ensures data security and employee productivity—turn key management and service.